U.S. Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch arrives for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017. Photo by Joshua Roberts/REUTERS

    A review of decisions and writings by Neil Gorsuch, the federal appeals court judge the president has just chosen to elevate to the high court, turns up no guarantees on how he might rule on abortion. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2016  

    A new movie, “Loving,” tells the real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested because interracial marriage was illegal in their home state. They appealed their case and won a landmark civil rights ruling at the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Brown speaks with director Jeff Nichols and others about how they brought the love story to the screen. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Kurdish-led forces pressed toward the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa after announcing the offensive Sunday. Also, the Justice Department announced it is sending 500 staffers to 28 states to watch for civil rights violations at the polls, a third of what it sent in 2012. The Supreme Court refused to re-impose Democrat-sought curbs on partisan poll watchers in Ohio. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2016  

    In their final Friday political analysis before the election, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss Hillary Clinton’s shrinking lead, the rough language that has pervaded the campaign, the outlook for the congressional power dynamic, a year of ‘irresponsibility’ in government and prospects for filling the Supreme Court vacancy. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first case on transgender rights, which involves a transgender teen in Virginia who was barred from using the boys’ bathroom at a high school. Also, the secretary of the interior says she’s “profoundly disappointed” with the acquittals of seven defendants accused of conspiracy for taking over an Oregon wildlife refuge for 41 days. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2016  

    There are new sexual assault allegations aimed at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In the wake of Donald Trump’s “Access Hollywood” tape, as women took to social media to recount their experiences, one lawyer wrote about being groped by Thomas as a young scholar. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle broke the story and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the allegations. Continue reading

  • October 25, 2016  

    Campaigning in Florida, Donald Trump bashed the Affordable Care Act, seizing on newly announced insurance premium spikes. Sunshine State polls show a close race; Trump sees it as a must-win and believes he’s winning big. Meanwhile, though the Justice Department will be monitoring polling places around the nation, its oversight will be curtailed by a 2013 Supreme Court decision. John Yang reports. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2016  

    Samsung has announced that it’s halting production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The news comes after reports of the replacement phones catching fire — just like the original models — and on the same day that the battle between Apple and Samsung was set to be heard before the Supreme Court. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Backchannel’s Jessi Hempel for more. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2016  

    For the latest NewsHour Bookshelf, Gwen Ifill sits down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss her new book, “In My Own Words” — her first since she was appointed to the court. Ginsburg reflects on the origins of her reputation as “Notorious R.B.G,” how Jimmy Carter diversified the court and how the confirmation process today differs from when she was nominated. Continue reading

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    October 5, 2016  

    As the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains empty, the Supreme Court begins a new term with only eight members. What challenges will arise from the reduced size of the nation’s highest court? Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss that question, as well as a recent case on racial bias and the death penalty and other matters expected to be heard this term. Continue reading

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